Crafts

fabric-a-brac

by Sue Tyler May 20, 2011

It’s the third year for fabric-a-brac and demand is still as strong as when they began as a quirky little event for die hard fans of fabric. But now it’s a must attend day for anyone who loves making things. fabric-a-brac on Saturday features the usual fabric and sewing accessories gems, but  expanded out into […]

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Jamming culture

by Tom Ackroyd April 25, 2011

Saturday’s Jamoff at Craft2.0 was a great success. We were on the spot with this video report. Jams were given marks out of five based on attributes of taste, colour, set, originality and presentation. In a field of 24 entries, your correspondent achieved a near perfect score of 3-3-3-3-2 in his aim to produce the […]

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The little Fair that Could – Turns 5

by Sue Tyler April 22, 2011

Saturday marks the 5th birthday of Craft2.0, it’s not only wellington’s biggest space for all things bespoke, handmade and indie design, it’s also New Zealands. Which is something pretty awesome and rather special, that’s happened because people keep visiting the fair and discovering all the new talent — and yes shopping. Craft2.0 is held at […]

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Rumble in the Jumble

by Sue Tyler April 8, 2011

The Great Eclectic Jumble sale is back, for those of us who love  all things vintage, the Jumble sale is like a single op shop on crack, and really good high quality crack at that. This annual sale is packs out St Ann’s hall with fabrics and textiles, buttons, jewellery, hats, gloves, shoes, clothing, bags, […]

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A great yarn – what Tash did next

by Joanna April 5, 2011

Remember Tash from It’s A Tree? Not content to rest on her laurels – or tuis, or flowers, badoom chish – she’s kept herself busy in the world of wool, opening up Holland Road Yarn at 281 Jackson Street, Petone. We thought we’d have a chat to Tash and see exactly what was going on…

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We be jammin’

by Sue Tyler March 16, 2011

Have you planned your Craft2.0 experience around Jam off? Because you should,as the Great Wellington Jamoff is happening during Craft2.0 on the 23rd of April and judging kicks off at 2pm. I promise it’s going to be beyond special. Last time, it pretty much shut down the old Bank Arcade during judging, not only because […]

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JUST GOOD STUFF is back for 2010

by stephen clover November 29, 2010

Craft madness!  Creative creations!  6 days to solve all your Christmas shopping needs, while supporting local creatives – it’s practically guilt-free! Featuring JUST GOOD STUFF from: Genevieve Packer, Gabby O’Connor, Lucy Adams, Phillipa Cowdrey, Alanah Gibson, Wendy Neale, Ngaere MacKinnon, Flora Waycott, Isel Greta Jane, Hermon & son, Flora Gray, Tess & Gab, Mary Adams, […]

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Jewels of Whitireia

by stephen clover November 16, 2010

On Thursday night the Annual 2010 Whitireia Student Contemporary Jewellery Auction will be held at Mighty Mighty with National Radio presenter Kim Hill controlling the hammer as auctioneer. Donated contemporary jewellery is being sent from all over New Zealand for the event including pieces from contemporary jewellery practitioners Peter Deckers, Matthew McIntyre Wilson and Owen […]

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Fabric Frenzy sets wild crafters into the wilds of newtown

by Sue Tyler November 11, 2010

If you are in Newtown this weekend watch out for fans of fabric and all things handmade, November fabric-a-brac is full – and raring to go.

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Art Monsters

by Tom October 27, 2010

If you’re yet to venture down into the catacombs of Mygalaxi gallery at 39 Dixon St, this weekend might be a good opportunity. To go with their scary (but not too scary, unless you have an aversion to steampunk, tikis, creepy-cute jewellery and retro robots) Monsters exhibition, they’re running a Halloween Market on Saturday and […]

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